The '''Universalist Church of America''' was a Christian Universalist
religious denomination in the United States
(plus affiliated churches in other parts of the world). Known from 1866 as the Universalist General Convention, the name was changed to the Universalist Church of America in 1942. In 1961, it consolidated with the American Unitarian Association
to form the Unitarian Universalist Association
[Harvard Divinity School: [http://div.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/merger_timeline_1900s.html Timeline of Significant Events in the Merger of the Unitarian and Universalist Churches During the 1900s]]
The defining theology of Christian Universalism|Universalism
is ''Universal reconciliation|universal salvation
''; Universalists believe that the God of love would not create a person knowing that that person would be destined for eternal damnation. They concluded that all people must be destined for salvation. Some early Universalists,...